Introducing Study Auckland student ambassador Irena Angelovska from Macedonia.
Irena is studying a PhD in Music (Multicultural Music Education) at the University of Auckland.
Kia ora Irena, what do you love about Auckland city?
I came to Auckland to have a world-class education. Among the endless opportunities the city offers, I am fortunate to learn and work with the best professionals in the field of music education. In Auckland there are people living here from all over the world. The city is culturally diverse and offers a perfect mix of urban activities and nature.
What kind of new relationships did you make as a student in Auckland?
I meet with people who can support my professional and personal development and care for my wellbeing. I’ve met a few people who have become close friends of mine. However, I am most proud of the stronger relationship I have built with myself, learning how to trust my instincts more and follow my heart for accomplishing my dreams.
What has been your favourite experience in Auckland?
I consider myself a gourmand; the food represents the flavour of a culture. Discovering different food from different parts of the world is an incredible experience. I still remember the rich flavour of Thai food the first time I tasted it. It was so delicious that I still return to that same restaurant on K Road.
Fun fact about yourself?
I have passion for languages, and I want to learn as many as possible, since I want to talk to people and connect with them. I speak Macedonian, English, Spanish, German, Serbian, Croatian, and I have a basic understanding of Bulgarian, Italian, French and Russian. Looking forward to learning te reo Māori in near future.
And I am almost ambidextrous!